Lotte Koo Seung-min, second in KBO history, 20 holds in front of 4 consecutive years
On the 17th, against SSG in Busan, the 19th hold of the season… ‘-1’ in the grand record
Counted as the official hold record in the KBO since 2000…
The No. 1 hold is Kwang-soo Kim
Koo Seung-min (33), who firmly protects the ‘waist’ of the professional baseball Lotte Giants,
is about to set the 20-hold record for the second 4 years in a row.
It was Koo Seung-min, who took the 19th hold of the season
with a scoreless score in ⅔ innings against SSG Landers in Busan on the 17th,
will achieve that record by adding one hold in the future.
Former Samsung Lions Ahn Ji-man is the only one
who has filled 20 holds for 4 consecutive years in the KBO League so far.
As Ahn Ji-man established the record from 2012 to 2015 and kept
the mound with the iron wall bullpen of the ‘Samsung Dynasty’.
There are two main reasons why not many players
have achieved the record of 20 holds in consecutive seasons. 카지노사이트
Pil Seung-jo, a bullpen pitcher who takes care of holds,
has a harder time managing his body than a closer pitcher
who usually pitches in the ninth inning because it is difficult
to predict when he will start pitching.
Also, if you harvest 20 holds in a row for about 2-3 years,
you will usually be moved to the position of finishing pitcher.
Koo Seung-min was able to consistently build hold
because the team had an established closer named Kim Won-joong.
Hold has been recognized as an official KBO record since 2000.
Rookie right-handed pitcher Kim Kwang-soo,
who joined the LG Twins at the time,
made a relief mound at second base without a single out
in the 7th inning against the Samsung Lions in Jamsil on April 8, 2000,
leading 5-2. He became the main character of Hold No. 1.
Current LG general manager Cha Myung-seok,
who inherited the baton from Kim Kwang-soo,
achieved the ‘2nd KBO League ever’ hold with 1 run in 1⅓ innings.
Previously, the hold records of the so-called ‘Jungmuri (middle pitch + finishing)’
pitchers who kept the mound in all weathers were not tallied.
Ji-man Ahn (177 times) has the most holds in the KBO League history,
among active players, Hae-su Jin (LG) is first with 152 times.
Koo Seung-min is ranked 15th all-time in this category with 105 holds.
As Koo Seung-min, who joined Lotte in 2013, started working in earnest in 2018 after completing his military service at Sangmu.
After winning 14 holds in 2018 and 6 holds in 2019, he filled 20 holds for the first time in 2020.
He harvested 20 holds in 2021 and 26 holds last year, and if there is no change this season,
he is expected to fill 20 holds without difficulty.
On the 26th of last month, Koo Seung-min also achieved
the record of ‘100 holds’ as a member of Lotte for the first time in Lotte club history.